Reports of at least two witnesses would lead one to believe that the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has crashed into the Gulf of Thailand and the mystery deepens with relatives of the missing persons saying that their cellphones are active and ringing.
One of the witnesses who claims to have seen the aircraft crashing into the waters is 29-year-old Alif Fathi Abdul Hadi - he has apparently seen a light heading towards the South China Sea at 1.45am on Saturday, some four minutes after the last radar contact with the aircraft.
He is a businessman who lives in Kampung Kadok, in the far north west of the Malaysian mainland situated close to the southern border of Thailand. In his opinion, the light was several miles north of the flight path the jet ought to have been on.
A fisherman also had a similar story that seems to corroborate the details given by Alif - this fisherman is 55-year-old Azid Ibrahim and he claims to have seen a bright light streaking overhead at 1.30am on Saturday, about 100 miles south of where Mr Alif had seen the light.
Cellphones of missing passengers ring - this has added a new dimension to the intrigue of the missing Boeing 777-200 plane.
It seems as many as 19 families have signed a joint statement indicating that the cellphones of the passengers were getting connected after the flight had been reported missing - the phone would ring, but the call would be hung up.
Moreover, the huge oil slick that had been seen on the water in the South China Sea was of a bunker and not belonging to the missing plane.
One of the theories that needs to be examined is that the plane has been hijacked by terrorists and is being held at a secret location probably in an abandoned Vietnamese airport. The hijackers could be planning to use it along with the hostages as a ‘weapon of mass destruction’.
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